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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 20 — Oct. 6, 2003
  • pp: 2561–2566

Measurement of the stress-optic coefficient of single-mode fibers using a magneto-optic method

Thierry Chartier, Caroline Greverie, Ludivine Selle, Ludovic Carlus, Grégory Bouquet, and Louis-Anne de Montmorillon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 20, pp. 2561-2566 (2003)

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We present the magneto-optic method to measure the local birefringence of single-mode fibers. We use this method to study birefringence of various telecommunication fibers submitted to external twist. Analysis of measurements gives access to the linear and circular part of the birefringence. This allows to evaluate the stress-optic coefficient g with a good accuracy for each fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 13, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2003
Published: October 6, 2003

Thierry Chartier, Caroline Greverie, Ludivine Selle, Ludovic Carlus, Grégory Bouquet, and Louis-Anne de Montmorillon, "Measurement of the stress-optic coefficient of single-mode fibers using a magneto-optic method," Opt. Express 11, 2561-2566 (2003)

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